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‘Generations The Legacy’ loses another actor as ‘Jonathan’ exits

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Shortly after it was announced Angela Motene, played by Lebogang Mthunzi was on her way out – her sibling in the soapie, Jonathan has followed her on the way out.

JT Medupe who bodied the character of Jonathan for less than a year, shot his last scenes with the drama this week.

According to actress Latoya Makhene who also stars on the show, Medupe will be sorely missed.

“The cast of Generations: The Legacy said our goodbyes to our very own J.T Medupe. Knowing you has been truly special. Will miss seeing you around set…but the bond we formed will continue to grow! See you later, buddy,” she wrote on her Instagram page.

The Juice, reports Generations The Legacy PR manager, Gaaratwe Mokheti confirmed Medupe’s departure.

To date, the soapie has bid farewell to Asanda Foji (Simphiwe), Lebogang Mthunzi (Angela), Denise Zimba (Mary) and Vuyo Dabula (Gadaffi).

Source: Times LIVE

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One of Mzansi’s favourite drama series is coming back soon

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This is probably the most exciting news we’ve heard in a while. It looks like Rockville will be back on our TV screens soon.

The drama series, which is produced by Connie and Shona Ferguson’s Ferguson Productions, left fans asking for more after the third season ended earlier this year.

The last episode got Mzansi wondering what would happen next. And now it looks like we’ll find out soon. The show’s writer, Phathu Makwarela, took to Twitter to reveal that he’s working on the script.

We’re glad to know that the show is coming back! We can’t wait.

Story: Zalebs
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Mzansi Magic gives Zabalaza the boot

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The Mzansi Magic soapie will be on our screens until April 2016 – and then it will disappear.

Mzansi Magic has decided to can it’s soapie, Zabalaza. The show, which features stars like Nonhle Thema, Zandile Msuthwana, and Rosie Motene, had low ratings compared to other soapies.

According to Sunday Sun, the actors and crew were shocked when they were informed about this. Sources told the paper that the show’s viewership went from 700,000 to less than 200,000, and the channel could no longer fund the soapie.

A source revealed: “There were issues in terms of the direction the show was taking. The problem with the show is that executive producers were told to shape up or ship out. Executive producers decided to change the script but still failed dismally. They started writing on their own, but they ran out of ideas and couldn’t attract viewers.”

Another insider told the paper that the producers informed the actors and crew the show was going to be discontinued, and no explanations were given. “Producers told actors they should come up with their own storyline on how they want to exit the show because they didn’t have any ideas…”

A statement released by Mzansi Magic revealed that the show will end in April 2016. Director of Local Interest Channels at M-Net, Nkateko Mabaso, said they’re proud of the success the show has had in its three-year run.

Story: Zalebs
Image: Instagram

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Simphiwe breaks her silence

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Muvhango actress, Simphiwe Ngema broke many hearts this week when it was reported that she had left the popular soapie.

Fans have come to know and love Simphiwe in her role as Thuli in Muvhango. But Simphiwe says it’s time for a change.

“As they say, all good things have to come to an end. I had a great time there and worked with amazing people, but it was time. God has bigger plans for me, and I felt it was time for me to leave and to grow,” she told Metro FM’s Mo Flava on Thursday.
Earlier this week, The Juice reported how Simphiwe’s character had apparently been written out of the script.

Simphiwe says that even though she was planning to stay with the soapie for about 5 years, she often felt the pressure of being an actor in an industry that could discard you at any moment.

“The industry is very unpredictable. A producer can wake up one morning and decide they don’t want your character anymore, and you have to have something to fall back on,” she says.

Although Simphiwe will now focus her time on her “other projects”, she says acting is her first love and something she would love to continue in the future.

We’re sure it won’t be long before we see her on our screens again! Until then we’ll just be watching the telly, going…

Story: The Juice
Image: Bona and Instagram

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Brand New Drama Mamello On SABC2

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The new drama series Mamello starts on SABC 2 on Wednesday, 12th August 2015 at 21h30.

The name of the series, MAMELLO, means RESILIENCE. Keneilwe (played by Tsholo Mashaba) and Patrick (played by Jude Tshisevhe) are drawn together, not only by their love, but also by their common vision for the school, their idealism, and their genuine passion for the school and for the students. They are teachers who love teaching. Together, through the series, they face numerous challenges in the school ranging from a basic lack of resources, under-qualified teachers and an ever-changing curriculum to child-headed households, drugs and gangs to rape, a viral sex video and teenage pregnancies.

The drama was shot on various locations in the Gauteng area to ensure that its’ look is as authentic as possible. This is a family drama that aims to encourage parent, children and communities to be open and honest about their challenges and also seek solutions together and we hope the South African audience welcomes and relates to it on all levels.

SYNOPSIS:

Escaping an abusive marriage, idealistic principal and teacher Keneilwe Mogotsi has returned to Sebokeng, the industrial township she ran away from as a young woman. Her mission is to rescue Mamello High,a disadvantaged school on the verge of being closed down. Can she rebuild the school as she rebuilds her life?

“Shooting Mamello was quite a teeth clucking experience. Temperatures were always below 18 degrees. Truly speaking it was a wonderful experience, as much as it was physically and emotionally challenging, it was worth it. The cast was awesome. It was always a party hanging with them” commented, Tsholo Matshaba who plays Keneilwe.

Image Courtesy: YoMzansi

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Jack Mabaso is BACK for big soapie!

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Mfundi Vundla is upping his game! Do you still remember Jack Mabaso? Does this name ring a bell? He’s back.

It has been revealed that some familiar faces are making a comeback on Generations. According to TimesLive, the soapie’s creator, Mfundi Vundla is planning to bring back the character Jack Mabaso and two other known faces. Jack was played by Isibaya actor Vusi Kunene.

“We are bringing in interesting characters, big characters. We will bring back people like Jack Mabasouse we are in a life or death struggle with our competitors. We just got ourselves a striker. That will mean we’ll score more goals,” Vundla said.

Vundla told TimesLive that he’s concerned about e.tv‘s new telenovella, Gold Diggers, which will premiere next week. Does this mean more viewers for Generations: The Legacy?

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Vuyo Dabula aka Gadaffi leaves Generations: The Legacy

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It has been confirmed that Vuyo Dabula, who plays Gadiffi on Generations:The Legacy, will be leaving the soapie.

According to a press statement released by Generations’ production team, Vuyo asked to be released from his contract so that he can pursue other projects.

“This is the place where I blew up and I think now is the right time to move on and do other things with the exposure the show has given me. Generations:The Legacy has allowed me to take my acting craft to newer and better levels and I plan to take that into future characters I’ll be playing, ” Vuyo stated.

It has not yet been revealed when Vuyo’s last episode will be.

We will miss you Gadaffi! Image Courtesy: Instagram

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Gail Mabalane is back on screen with her first appearance on SABC 1’s Generations The Legacy tonight

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South African actress, performer and business woman, Gail Mabalane, is back on screen after a two year break. Gail Mabalane makes her first appearance as Sarah Westbook on SABC 1’s Generation The Legacy tonight at 8pm.

Sarah Westbrook is a feisty, ambitious and hard working woman whom Gail Mabalane believes everyone can relate to.

“I got a call about the opportunity and the timing was perfect. I read the script and found the character interesting. So I went in to audition, and the Generations team was very welcoming so to me it just felt right. It was also perfect for me because it wasn’t too demanding at first, with my daughter only 2 months old when I started shooting” shares Gail Mabalane.

On working with previous The Wild co-star, Connie Ferguson, Gail Mabalane expressed: “Connie is like a big sister to me, so we never stopped communicating or seeing each other since our last project. Although we have not yet shot scenes together for Generations, I totally love working with her, we have lots of fun. It’s also been a pleasure meeting the rest of the cast and crew. Working with professional and committed co-stars makes the job much easier.”

Make sure to tune into Generations The Legacy tonight at 8pm to catch Gail Mabalane’s first of many appearances.

Connect with Gail Mabalane:

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Twitter: @GailMabalane
Instagram: @Gail_Mabalane
Website: www.iamgail.com

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